There are numerous activities in Matamata and surrounding districts to suit everyone.
Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tours
Take a guided tour to a working sheep farm where parts of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies were filmed.
Matamata and Walton golf courses are both attractive 18-hole courses. There are 7 golf courses within a 30-minute drive.
The district offers numerous walks for all ages. Walk to Wairere Falls which is set amongst bush in the Kaimai Ranges or walk to the kauri trees.
Hot Mineral Pools
Drive 3 minutes to the Opal Hot Springs or 25 minutes drive to the Te Aroha Mineral Spa Bath.
Visit Lake Karapiro 15 minutes away for a day on the water.
Watch some of New Zealand's finest race horses train in the early mornings. There is one racing day a month.
A short drive to the Matamata airfield for gliding flights and skydiving.
Firth Tower Estate and Museum
Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of the gardens, wide lawns and shady trees. Picnic under the venerable oaks or take a stroll. Learn something of life in a more leisured age through the museum displays housed in 13 buildings.
Swim Zone Matamata
Swim Zone Matamata is a pool complex with something for the whole family. With an indoor pool, outdoor pools, toddler's pool and dive pool, whether you want to swim and train or splash and play, Swim Zone Matamata is the ideal location.